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18 Jan, 2016 12:31

Flamin’ hell! Outback ‘dentist’ pulls teeth old-fashioned way

Flamin’ hell! Outback ‘dentist’ pulls teeth old-fashioned way

If you think a trip to a regular dentist’s office is bad, try getting your pearly whites seen to in the Australian Outback.

Footage captured somewhere in the ‘back of beyond’ shows that all one really needs to extract a couple of rotten teeth is a set of sturdy steel pliers and a square of cardboard. 

No fancy anesthesia or sterilized forceps here, mate. “Hey, we’re tough in the Bush.”

During the wince-inducing procedure, the unofficial dentist’s bloodied patient claims to have inspired the 1982 Kirk Douglas bush spectacular ‘The Man from Snowy River’.

“I’d like to tell you all I am the man from Snowy River, mate. I was born on the Snowy River - I am him. Don’t believe the movie, he comes from somewhere else.”

While we know the film is actually based on a poem by the creator of ‘Waltzing Matilda’, AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson, who can argue with a man who gets his yellowing fangs popped from his head with work tools?